Wednesday, February 18, 2009

pathways to family wellness

WARNING: A.D.D. Writer On Board
(I jump from groovy subjects to the not so groovy, and back to groovy).
A few years ago I attended a meeting where Jeanne Ohm and some of her cronies spoke at a preconference, open to the public, here in San Diego! I am forever greatful that the stars aligned and I listened to my inner voice and found my way into that meeting room. You know what I mean. Jeanne is one of my hero's. She is also the Editor of pathways magazine (linked in title above). I get a free copy of this quarteryly publication from a wonderful Chiropractor:
Gina Caserma
13727 Camino Canada Suite A4
El Cajon CA 92021
(619) 938-1800

There are many wonderful Chiropractors but, just like everything else, you need to shop and research to find the right one for you. If you are pregnant you want to read about the Webster Technique of Chiropractic and find a Chiropractor certified in this technique. This is a safe and effective way of alleviating, or relieving, your aches and pains and for aligning your baby in your pelvis.

What I really wanted to share with you was the Letter From The Editor that Jeanne Ohm wrote, linked in the title above or go to The concept she covered here is, 'polarity seeks balance'. How can we maintain a greater overall state of ease? Jeanne shares a Buddiest Story that offers us a lesson in choosing our responses in a more holistic and BALANCED WAY...

There was an old farmer who lived in a small village. One night the farmer’s only horse ran away. The next day the farmer’s neighbors lamented, “What great misfortune has befallen you!” The farmer only replied, “Maybe yes, maybe no.”
The following morning the farmer awoke to find that his horse had not only returned, but had brought back 6 companion horses. The neighbors all rushed to congratulate the man on his great luck, to which the farmer simply replied, “Maybe yes, maybe no.”
The next day the farmer’s son tried to ride one of the feral horses, but he was thrown off and broke his leg. Having heard the news the neighbors sympathized, “You will surely become poor now as you have no one to help you on your land! How terrible!” The old man smiled and said, “Maybe yes, maybe no.”
The following afternoon a conscription officer of the army came to the village recruiting all young able-bodied men to fight in the war. The farmer’s son was passed over due to his injury.

In the holistic perspective of health, we are encouraged to look at the whole situation, and not merely judge a symptom and try to eliminate it. We are guided to make choices from a greater perspective of wellness, a perspective that draws us away from the limitations of judgment and fear into a more balanced consciousness of trust, confidence, and ease. It is this consciousness that allows us to have certainty in our innate ability to heal and be well.
As the man in the story, we should refrain from emotional judgment and allow for the bigger picture to unfold.

Sorry, you can not read all the articles in full online. It would be worth hunting down a copy! Baby Crawling, How Important It Really Is by Bernardo R. Sanudo Diez is a wonderful article. As an adult woman with A.D.D. I can testify to the fact that crawling is important! And that not crawling is one of the prerequists for A.D.D.... another reason why all newborns should have a chiropractic adjustment - yup, I believe A.D.D. has physical roots, see Brain Dances for Babies.
To summarize the above, Chiropractic is especially good for pregnant women and newborns. This Chiropractic magazine and the holistic philosophy encourages us towards a balanced, sane, conscious exsistance.
As a Christian I feel that holistic health care is a blessing.
Philippians 4:7-9..."And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things.
The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you."

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